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The Unprecedented Ebola Outbreak of 2014

The Ebola virus disease outbreak of 2014 centered in West Africa is the most extensive outbreak yet of this viral hemorrhagic fever with a high mortality rate (60-90% in most previous outbreaks). On August 8, the WHO declared the 2014 outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The unprecedented 2014 Ebola outbreak […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Attention Young Investigators: ICMI 2015 Award Opportunities

SMI is proud to support young scientists in the field of mucosal immunology and will provide up to 40 travel awards for the upcoming ICMI congress. Travel awards will range from $500-$1,000 and will be given to young investigators who submit the highest scoring abstracts. Eligible travel award participants must be under the age […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: |0 Comments

The Reichstag Awaits You at ICMI 2015

While attending the International Congress for Mucosal Immunology in July 2015, be sure to take time to see some of the historic landmarks in Berlin, Germany.

The Reichstag Building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany constructed to the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Educate with Principles of Mucosal Immunology

Principles of Mucosal Immunology, the official textbook of the Society for Mucosal Immunology, examines the commonalities of the mucosal immune system. It focuses on all compartments, but especially those for which the largest body of information is available, such as the small and large intestine, lung and upper airways, genital and urinary systems, and […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Might MERS become the New SARS?

by Peter Openshaw, PhD

Coronaviruses cause about 15% of common colds, which are normally mild. So why are public health authorities so alarmed about the latest coronavirus disease, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)?

With the first reports of person to person transmission, MERS-CoV is uncomfortably reminiscent of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-CoV, which emerged in South […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Categories: 2014, News, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

SMI to Host Symposium at FOCIS 2014 in Honor of Lloyd Mayer

SMI is partnering with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) to host a full-day symposium in the honor of Lloyd Mayer at the annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2014). The symposium will be held on June 25th at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers in Chicago, Illinois. […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: |0 Comments

A Stunning Loss and a Lasting Legacy

Dr. Leo Lefrançois, Jr., a prominent immunologist and AAI member, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 20, 2013, while hiking in the Italian Dolomites. In addition to his wife and colleague, immunologist and AAI member Dr. Lynn Puddington (AAI ’98), Leo is survived by two children, Dominique and Lucas, of West Hartford, […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: |0 Comments